View Full Version : Mistakenly Formatted Garmin GPS
Jul 30th, 2012, 09:07 AM
I mistakenly formatted Garmin nuvi 255W GPS and I am out of warranty. Repair cost by Garmin support is near than original price of new device.
Does anyone knows how to fix it?
Jul 30th, 2012, 09:20 AM
not sure if this (http://www.noeman.org/gsm/garmin-discussions/141886-formatting-garmin-nuvi-crashed-now-does-not-start.html) will work but a quick search on Google turned up:
"You can get back some of your files through Garmin WebUpdater. Download Webupdater from Garmin & connect nuvi via usb.
You need to know your nuvi's "region" EU, US or TW and goto respective web site and get software update for 255W, for some of the missing system file"
Jul 30th, 2012, 12:17 PM
Call up garmin and they can remotely fix it for you. But they need to remote access your computer connected to the gps
Jul 31st, 2012, 08:28 PM
Go here and ask in the Garmin forum. If it can be reinstalled they will know. You probably will get ti install the latest software your device can use
Jul 31st, 2012, 09:41 PM
I can fix any Garmin GPS and update the maps while I'm at it. PMed.
Aug 1st, 2012, 06:09 AM
Check here if the other options don't work out.
Nov 23rd, 2012, 09:37 AM
Oops excuse me for delay reply.
I have solved the issue by copying same gps version data from a friend's gps. I have a backup, if anyone else needs Garmin nuvi 255W GPS data pm me.
Thanks guys for help.